Honorary SFU degrees

April 5, 2007

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Douglas Coupland, novelist, playwright and visual artist best known for his 1991 international bestseller Generation X: Tales for an Accelerated Culture, which popularized the terms "Generation X" and "McJob."
Douglas Coupland
Douglas Coupland


Terry Snutch: molecular biologist, alumni-award winner whose Neuromed Pharmaceuticals signed the largest agreement in Canadian biotech history, potentially worth $500 million, with Merck & Co. for painkiller MK-6721.

Terry Snutch
Marguerite Ford

Marguerite Ford: community planner, former Vancouver city councillor, Order of British Columbia member, community volunteer and advocate for better healthcare and housing for the elderly and disabled.

Eleanor Wachtel: writer, broadcaster and host of CBC Radio's "Writers & Company" and "The Arts Tonight," Order of Canada member and former SFU adjunct professor of women's studies.

Eleanor Wachtel
Larry Beasley

Larry Beasley: former Vancouver city planner, largely credited with transforming the city's downtown core into walkable neighborhoods containing a diverse range of housing and jobs.

Ray Hyman: parapsychology critic, professor emeritus of psychology at the University of Oregon at Eugene and founding member of the Committee for the Scientific Investigation of Claims of the Paranormal.

Ray Hyman
Stephen Jarislowsky

Stephen Jarislowsky: philanthropist, Order of Canada officer and chairman and CEO of Jarislowsky, Fraser and Company, one of Canada's largest and most successful investment management firms.

Richard Lipsey: professor emeritus of economics, Order of Canada member, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council gold medallist (‘05), fellow of the Royal Society of Canada

Richard Lipsey

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